Arsenal 0-1 Burnley player ratings: Xhaka the villain in Gunners’ latest defeat

Arsenal's turmoil continued on Sunday as the Gunners fell to a shock defeat at home to Burnley.

Granit Xhaka was sent off for the hosts after grabbing Ashley Westwood by the neck in a moment of madness, reducing Arsenal to 10 men.

The Gunners were fortunate not to see another player sent fot an early bath after Mohamed Elneny escaped with a booking for raising his hands in the box.

But they had little time to feel relieved as the Clarets took the lead from the ensuing corner, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's header ended up in his own net.

The defeat means Arsenal have won just once in their last eight games and piles more pressure on under-fire boss Mikel Arteta.

Here are the player ratings from The Emirates.

Arsenal

Leno 6

Little to do after early scare when Wood headed gaping chance wide

Bellerin 6

No doubting his mobility, but athleticism is nothing without end product

Gabriel 7

Arsenal's best defender – he snaps into the tackle. Headed good chance wide

Holding 7

Not far off-target with header over the top from 12 yards

Tierney 7

Always prepared to lead the charge, close to breaking the deadlock

Xhaka 4

What a chump – grabbing opponents by the throat is never a great idea

Elneny 5

They sphinx it's all over? The Egyptian was lucky not to see red like Xhaka

Willian 7

Promising signs, but high time he started living up to his generous salary

Lacazette 6

Played deeper behind the lone striker, sacrificed after Xhaka red card

Saka 7

Versatility is a priceless asset, especially in a gifted 19-year-old kid

Aubameyang 6

Off the boil since he signed a new contract – coincidence or complacency?

SUBS: Ceballos (Lacazette, 60) 7

Runarsson, Ceballos, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Willock, Nketiah, Smith-Rowe.

Burnley

Pope 8

Excellent shot-stopper, England No.1 keeper's shirt is there for the taking

Lowton 6

Busy shift coping with Saka and Tierney's raids down his flank

Tarkowski 7

Perfectly-timed tackle to thwart Saka when there was no margin for error

Mee 7

Gone are the days when he was knocking on England's door, which is a pity

Taylor 6

Committed and purposeful – typical Burnley values – but Willian stretched him

Brady 6

Booked for pointless spat with Saka, but industry has its value

Brownhill 7

Worked hard to plug the gaps, involved for opener at near post

Westwood 6

On the receiving end of Xhaka's irascible temper

McNeil 7

That left foot is sweeter than a dessert trolley

Wood 6

Dreadful miss from free header six yards out but still a handful

Rodriguez 5

Left to feed off scraps but battled hard to keep Arsenal defence occupied

SUBS: Barnes (Rodriguez, 58) 6, Vydra (Wood, 70) 6

Peacock-Farrell, Pieters, Long, Dunne, Benson.

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